DeGette Reiterates Call for Pruitt’s Resignation After New Reports from GAO and Inspector General
Washington, DC –Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), ranking member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, along with Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) and full committee Vice Ranking Member Kathy Castor (D-FL), issued the following statement today reiterating their call for Administrator Pruitt’s resignation following troubling new reports from both GAO and the Inspector General:
“It seems we cannot go a day without a new development in the inexcusable ethical lapses of Administrator Pruitt. Today the Government Accountability Office concluded that Pruitt’s EPA broke the law when it spent $43,000 in taxpayer funds for a “privacy booth” in his office. Then the EPA Inspector General’s preliminary report raised more questions than it answered. We hope that the Inspector General’s ongoing audit will determine the extent to which Pruitt or his staff are abusing EPA hiring authorities.
“Administrator Pruitt continues to abuse his power in order to enrich himself and his corporate interests. It is time for him to resign.”